- Geismar Plant produced 5.4 million Gallons of Biofuels in July or 87% of design capacity
- Dynamic Fuels supplied fuel to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for first ever commercial flight using sustainable, renewable jet fuel on June 30th
- Announced grand opening of Sinopec/Syntroleum Coal to Liquids Demonstration Facility
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Syntroleum Corporation (Nasdaq:SYNM) a renewable and synthetic fuels technology company, today announced record renewable fuels production and financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2011.
For the six months ended June 30, 2011, the company reported an operating loss of $1.8 million resulting from total revenues of $2.0 and operating expenses of $3.8 million. Our revenues relate to engineering services provided to Dynamic Fuels and other customers for process design and research support. We also recorded revenues for royalties from the Dynamic Fuels commercial production which began in November.
For the six months ended March 31, 2011, we reported a loss from Dynamic Fuels of $6.9 million. During this time period, the plant operated at approximately 20% of plant design, producing 6.5 million gallons of renewable fuels of which 5.7 million gallons were sold.
We report Dynamic Fuels on a three month lag and the loss reflected in our income statement from Dynamic Fuels represents the loss incurred for the period ending March 31, 2011. Our 10Q filing includes Dynamic financials for their six months ended March 31, 2011.
Net loss was $5.5 million or $0.07 per share and $9.4 million or $0.11 per share, respectively, for the three month and six month periods ended June 30, 2011, compared with $1.0 million or $0.01 per share and $0.6 million or $0.01 per share for the corresponding periods in 2010.
Additional Highlights for the Second Quarter
Dynamic Fuels, our 50/50 joint venture with Tyson Foods, Inc., achieved record production of 5.4 million gallons of renewable fuels in July, which implies an annual run rate of 65 million gallons per year. The Geismar Plant was designed to produce 75 million gallons per year and the plant has demonstrated production rates of 120% of its design basis.
Syntroleum and Sinopec, one of the largest Chinese crude oil and petrochemical companies, announced the grand opening of the 80 barrel per day Sinopec/Syntroleum Demonstration Facility in Zhenhai, China, to convert coal, petroleum coke and residual fuel oil into synthetic petrochemical feedstocks.
Gary Roth, CEO, commented, "We have focused 100% of our energy since last October on bringing our first of a kind advanced biofuels plant up to commercial production rates. Now that we have accomplished this, we intend to focus our efforts on optimizing the plant's performance enabling us to produce more and more of the "drop-in" renewable fuels needed to meet the growing demand for biofuels."
As of June 30, 2011 SYNM's available cash position was $6.3 million. On July 6, 2011 net proceeds of $23.6 were received from a stock offering. The Company believes its current financial resources and proceeds from the stock offering should be sufficient to enable the Company to meet its ongoing requirements for working capital to Dynamic Fuels, LLC and project development of a domestic GTL plant.
The conference call will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. Eastern). A webcast of the call will be available via the Internet by accessing www.syntroleum.com. Listeners should allow a few minutes for registration into the web site. To participate in the teleconference, investors should dial 1-877-317-6789 about 10 minutes before the start time and reference the Syntroleum conference call. International callers should dial 1-412-317-6789. A replay of this conference call will be available on the web site under the Syntroleum Investor Relations tab.
For additional information see the Company's Form 10-Q for the six months ended June 30, 2011, to be filed with the SEC on Monday, August 8, 2011. The 10-Q will be available through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, www.syntroleum.com on August 8, 2011.
Syntroleum Corporation owns the Syntroleum® Process for Fischer-Tropsch (FT) conversion of synthesis gas derived from biomass, coal, natural gas and other carbon-based feedstocks into liquid hydrocarbons, the Synfining® Process for upgrading FT liquid hydrocarbons into middle distillate products such as synthetic diesel and jet fuels, and the Bio-Synfining™ technology for converting animal fat and vegetable oil feedstocks into middle distillate products such as renewable diesel and jet fuel using inedible fats and greases as feedstock. The 50/50 venture – known as Dynamic Fuels – was formed to construct and operate multiple renewable synthetic fuels facilities, with production on the first site beginning in 2010. The Company plans to use its portfolio of technologies to develop and participate in synthetic and renewable fuel projects. For additional information, visit the Company's web site at www.syntroleum.com
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Forward Looking Statements
This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as well as historical facts. These forward‑looking statements may include statements relating to the Syntroleum® Process, the Synfining® Process, our renewable fuels Bio-Synfining ™technology, plans to use the Company's various technologies, operational activities of the Company, commercialization of the Company's technologies, certification of Fischer-Tropsch and renewable fuels, performance and use of Syntroleum's cobalt catalyst, and performance and use of fuels derived from the Syntroleum® Process and technology test results. When used in this document, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "should" and similar expressions are intended to be among the statements that identify forward‑looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward‑looking statements are reasonable, these kinds of statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may not be consistent with these forward‑looking statements. Syntroleum undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results over time. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include the potential that debt or equity financing for anticipated plants may not be available, the schedule for development, construction and operation of proposed plants may not be met, anticipated appropriation and expenditure of federal monies does not occur, commercial-scale plants do not achieve the same results as those demonstrated on a laboratory or pilot basis or that such plants experience technological and mechanical problems, the potential that improvements to Syntroleum's various technologies currently under development may not be successful, the impact on plant economics of operating conditions (including energy prices), construction risks, risks associated with investments and operations in foreign countries, our dependence on strategic relationships with manufacturing and engineering companies, volatility of energy prices, the ability to implement corporate strategies, including the continued availability of adequate working capital, competition, intellectual property risks, our ability to obtain financing and other risks described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
® "Syntroleum" is registered as a trademark and service mark in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
|SYNTROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(in thousands, except par value)|
|June 30,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$6,253||$12,513|
|Accounts receivable from Dynamic Fuels, LLC||1,842||729|
|Other current assets||112||361|
|Total current assets||9,499||14,643|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT – at cost, net||89||97|
|INVESTMENT IN AND LOANS TO DYNAMIC FUELS, LLC||40,435||43,523|
|OTHER ASSETS, net||1,132||1,133|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued employee costs||436||119|
|Total current liabilities||1,695||1,693|
|NONCURRENT LIABILITIES OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||603||603|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 5,000 shares authorized, no shares issued||--||--|
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 150,000 shares authorized, 81,978 and |
81,683 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2011 and December
31, 2010, respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||374,888||374,397|
|Total stockholders' equity||23,909||32,800|
|SYNTROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|For the Three months |
Ended June 30,
|For the Six Months Ended|
|Technical services from Dynamic Fuels, LLC||316||378||514||815|
|Royalties from Dynamic Fuels, LLC plant production||339||--||339||--|
|COSTS AND EXPENSES:|
|Depreciation and amortization||50||54||99||116|
General, administrative and other (including non-cash equity|
compensation of ($8) and $205 for the three months ended June
30, 2011 and 2010, respectively, and $459 and $1,026 for the six
months ended June 30, 2011 and 2010, respectively.)
|OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)||(214)||(1,066)||(1,801)||461|
|INVESTMENT AND INTEREST INCOME||2||8||6||14|
|LOSS IN EQUITY OF DYNAMIC FUELS, LLC||(4,829)||(1,119)||(6,938)||(1,865)|
|OTHER EXPENSE, net||2||28||4||62|
|FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE||(430)||942||(648)||546|
|LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS||(5,469)||(1,207)||(9,377)||(782)|
|INCOME (LOSS) FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS||(9)||182||(8)||160|
|BASIC NET INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE:|
|Loss from continuing operations||$(0.07)||$(0.01)||$(0.11)||$(0.01)|
|Income (loss) from discontinued operations||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:|
|SYNTROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS|
|For the Six Months Ended June 30,|
|CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:|
|Income (loss) from discontinued operations||(8)||160|
|Net loss from continuing operations||(9,377)||(782)|
|Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in)|
|Depreciation and amortization||99||116|
|Abandoned patent write-off||--||466|
|Foreign currency exchange||648||(546)|
|Non-cash compensation expense||459||1,026|
|Non-cash loss in equity method investee||6,938||1,865|
|Changes in assets and liabilities:|
|Accounts receivable from Dynamic Fuels, LLC||(1,113)||2,793|
|Accrued liabilities and other||317||58|
|Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operations||(2,414)||2,094|
|Net cash used in discontinued operations||(8)||(257)|
|Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities||(2,422)||1,837|
|CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(23)||(3)|
|Investment in and loans to Dynamic Fuels, LLC||(3,850)||(5,000)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(3,873)||(5,003)|
|CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:|
|Proceeds from sale of common stock, warrants and option exercises||35||83|
|Proceeds from common stock purchase agreement||--||2,749|
|Net cash provided by financing activities||35||2,832|
|NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS||(6,260)||(334)|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period||12,513||25,012|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period||$6,253||$24,678|
CONTACT: Amanda Burns Syntroleum Corporation (918) 764-3480 www.syntroleum.com
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